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55 Pounds of Pot, $121,860 Seized – September 22, 2010

McKINLEYVILLE – Ian Charles Mason, 34, of Jamul, Calif., ought to have paid attention to all those boring scoldings from law enforcement about distracted driving – specifically, not jabbering on your cell phone while behind the wheel. If he had, he’d probably still have his $121,860 cash stash, not to mention be able to roll a 55-pound fatty. And he wouldn’t have to go to traffic school, either.

County Forest Policy Looking A Lot Like Arcata's – September 21, 2010

Yana Valachovic, the forestry advisor with the University of California Cooperative Extension who was recently appointed to Arcata’s all-citizen Forest Management Committee, told supervisors that the county has the advantage of having a working model to follow. “The City of Arcata’s forest has provided an accessible demonstration of multi-use management,” she said. “It has been such a leader for integrating the community into the idea that’s it’s possible to get a steady supply of wood as well as a place for recreation, a water supply, wildlife habitat and all the things that people seem to hold in common.”

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